Towson University

Towson Demographics & Diversity Report

What does the Towson student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we ran the numbers. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the U.S. The results of the Towson University 2021 diversity report are below.

Towson Student Population

How Many Students Attend Towson University?

Towson total enrollment is approximately 22,709 students.

17,209 are undergraduates and 1,017 are graduate students.

Towson Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Towson undergraduate population is made up of 60% women, and 40% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Towson Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 8,765
Black or African American 4,278
Hispanic 1,483
Asian 1,162
Multi-Ethnic 955
International 301
Unknown 236
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 14

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Towson Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 74% of full-time grad students are women, and 26% men.

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Towson Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 607
Black or African American 149
International 123
Asian 51
Hispanic 39
Multi-Ethnic 38
Unknown 10
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Towson achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #657 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  657 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  81.33 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does Towson Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Towson overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Towson is ranked 733 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  733 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  80.68 out of 100
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Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from those with different ethnic and racial heritage, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school like this one.

Towson Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 11,953
Black or African American 5,170
Hispanic 1,807
Asian 1,457
Multi-Ethnic 1,162
Unknown 633
International 491
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 16

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Towson University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,419
Black or African American 403
Asian 181
Multi-Ethnic 23
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

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Towson ranks 1,600 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1600 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  57.80 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 13,958 female students and 8,751 male students at Towson.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Towson is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  87.53 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 1,840 female teachers and 1,432 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

22.45% Out of State
1.2% Out of the Country

Towson ranks 994 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

22.45% of Towson students come from out of state, and 1.2% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  54 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 24 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Maryland 2,110
New Jersey 260
New York 121
Pennsylvania 101
Virginia 15

International Students at Towson

Students from 87 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Saudi Arabia, China, and South Korea.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
57.06% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  74.17 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Towson, 57.06% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 7,181
18-19 5,775
22-24 4,800
25-29 2,588
35 and over 1,024
30-34 903
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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